Coming Home to Chaos – Part 1
Approximately 8:00pm on Sunday evening. Coming home after working with Diana Thale at a wedding at the Hyatt in Incline Village. Will had taken the boys to Donner Lake earlier, but they were home now. I expected (maybe this was my first mistake…) to come home to a nice quiet house; Brayden in bed, Zackery in his jammies reading books, ready for bed. My how I was mistaken!
The second I walk in the door – crying, screaming, pure chaos! It was such pandemonium I don’t even remember who Will was tending to – Brayden who was sitting on the floor in the living room crying, or Zack who had just fallen backwards off the chair in the kitchen. It was obvious dinner had just recently been attempted, and it was also apparent that Will needed help!
I have to admit that usually when I come home and the house is a disaster (especially the kitchen from the aftermath of a dinner not yet cleaned up), I tend to get a tad bit out of sorts… um, okay well that’s putting it mildly. However, this time there was no time to get upset – and I knew Will was doing the best he could given the circumstances.
So, as any good Mommy would do, I hastily assessed the situation and began to help Will calm down our thoroughly distressed children. Zack needed hugs and a once-over after hitting his head on the floor and scaring himself with the falling chair. Brayden was tired, seemed not all himself, and needed his temperature taken.
After what seemed like hours later – and who knows it probably was! – the house was once again quiet and Will and I plopped ourselves down on the couch. Phew! The chaos of the evening had been put to bed (literally).
Stay tuned for Part 2…